Republic of Ireland Soccer
# republic-of-ireland-soccer - Saturday 30 March, 2013
It hasn’t *all* been bad, you know.
# republic-of-ireland-soccer - Thursday 28 March, 2013
Suppose that’s one way to get to an FA Cup semi-final…
No surprise that Zlatko Junuzovic was substituted shortly after this happened on Tuesday night.
# republic-of-ireland-soccer - Wednesday 27 March, 2013
“We can’t think that we’re finished in qualification,” Giovanni Trapattoni said as Ireland recover from last night’s disappointing draw against Austria.
Giovanni Trapattoni was left to ponder what might have been after Ireland’s 2-2 draw against Austria in Dublin last night.
# republic-of-ireland-soccer - Tuesday 26 March, 2013
Here’s how it all unfolded in a World Cup qualifier that neither country could afford to lose.
Austria are the visitors tonight for a game which Ireland need to win and which Giovanni Trapattoni simply cannot afford to lose.
# republic-of-ireland-soccer - Monday 25 March, 2013
The young striker has scored 27 goals in 26 games for his club this season. Nothing to worry about, right?
Conor Sammon makes his first competitive start against Austria tomorrow night, joining Shane Long in the Irish attack.
As he prepares to win his 11th Irish cap against Austria tomorrow, Seamus Coleman says he’s taking nothing for granted.
# republic-of-ireland-soccer - Sunday 24 March, 2013
Friday’s point in Sweden won’t be worth much unless Ireland can follow up by beating Austria, John O’Shea says.
Glenn Whelan, who missed Friday’s draw against Sweden, has been passed fit for the World Cup qualifier against Austria.
Trapattoni’s decision to leave out Robbie Brady against Sweden was purely a consequence of Whelan injury.
If Leo Messi can have his own museum, why can’t Tallaght’s finest?
# republic-of-ireland-soccer - Friday 22 March, 2013
It might not be the prettiest way of keeping Zlatan quiet, but we guarantee you it’ll be effective.
“It’s difficult to think of a single individual that has completely dominated the context of an Irish fixture since Roy Keane.”
# republic-of-ireland-soccer - Thursday 21 March, 2013
No place for St Ledger or McCarthy as Republic of Ireland manager Giovanni Trapattoni sets out his battle plan.
Sweden manager Erik Hamren is “full of respect” for Ireland ahead of tomorrow’s World Cup qualifier in Stockholm.
The Aston Villa man will likely partner John O’Shea tomorrow.
After five months on the sidelines, Sean St Ledger insists he’s fit to face Sweden — but will he make the starting XI?
# republic-of-ireland-soccer - Wednesday 20 March, 2013
Keep your mind out of the gutter, kids. We’re talking about football here.
“I think Kevin Doyle knows that the boss loves him,” Tardelli said as he fielded questions about the striker’s absence from the Ireland squad.
Ireland fly out for Sweden this afternoon as manager Giovanni Trapattoni’s plans begin to take shape.
# republic-of-ireland-soccer - Tuesday 19 March, 2013
How did this not come up at any of the Keane family dinners over the years?
Leeds United midfielder Paul Green is pushing for a place in Ireland’s starting XI to face Sweden on Friday.
Better pack a few pairs of longjohns, Fordey. It’s going to be cold in Stockholm on Friday night.
# republic-of-ireland-soccer - Sunday 17 March, 2013
“I have no prejudice against anybody,” Giovanni Trapattoni insisted as Kelly returned to training with Ireland this afternoon.
Ireland had their first training session in Malahide this afternoon ahead of the World Cup double-bill against Sweden and Austria.
# republic-of-ireland-soccer - Saturday 16 March, 2013
There’s no place for Doyle in the 23-man squad, but Derby County striker Conor Sammon makes the cut for the World Cup qualifiers.
# republic-of-ireland-soccer - Tuesday 5 March, 2013
Liam Brady is set to leave his Arsenal post next summer but he insists that a return to senior management is his plans for the future.
# republic-of-ireland-soccer - Thursday 28 February, 2013
Add one part football geekdom and one part happy memories, and this is what you get.
# republic-of-ireland-soccer - Saturday 23 February, 2013
Wilson is back in first-team action, nearly four months after breaking his fibula last October.
# republic-of-ireland-soccer - Tuesday 12 February, 2013
Stoke host Burnley in a behind-closed-doors friendly this afternoon.
# republic-of-ireland-soccer - Friday 8 February, 2013
Ciaran Clark scored his first international goal in Wednesday’s 2-0 win against Poland.
“I will continue as always to proudly be available for my country,” Kelly said in a statement issued this morning.
# republic-of-ireland-soccer - Thursday 7 February, 2013
Stephen Kelly’s chances of featuring against Sweden and Austria appear slim following strong criticism from manager Giovanni Trapattoni today.
# republic-of-ireland-soccer - Wednesday 6 February, 2013
Jeff Hendrick needs to brush up on his vocal skills, by the sounds of things.
We wouldn’t fancy trading Marbella for Malahide either, Darron.
Captain John O’Shea says his young defensive partner is showing his true colours, despite Aston Villa’s poor league form.